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Re: project.el semantics

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: project.el semantics
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 03:31:06 +0200
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On 11/11/2015 03:17 AM, John Wiegley wrote:

These distinctions are not strictly directory-based. For example, with Helm I
search in the list of files generated by "git ls-files". It's not about where
the files are within the project, but whether they have been registered with

We define "library roots" as always being outside the project. Because that's a simpler model, and I can't exactly come up with an example of a "library root" inside the project root being useful.

So before we talk too much about different kinds of "roots", we may be asking
the wrong question. What is it that we want to distinguish, exactly?

project vs libraries. Or, "files we own and edit" vs "files we sometimes want to look at" (and maybe edit during debugging).

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